I am a gal who wears many stylish hats: author, CBA award-winning bookseller, reviewer, teacher, playwright, director, and scholar. I have a degree in drama from Queen’s University and a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature from the University of British Columbia. Given the opportunity, I will talk your ear off about kids books.
My first middle grade novel, Words That Start With B, came out September 2010 from Scholastic Canada, followed by the sequel, Love is a Four-Letter Word and Days That End in Y. These books follow the misadventures of Clarissa Louise Delaney as she navigates those tricky tween years. My upcoming book, Summer Days, Starry Nights is a coming of age story set on a summer resort in Northern Ontario in 1962.
I grew up in the wilds of Woodstock, Ontario and I am currently living in Toronto in The Junction with my urban family (my roommates and I have lived together for 6 years) and my cat, the ever patient and lovely Barb. When not writing, I can be found a HarperCollins Canada, in the Marketing department.
On this blog you will find book recommendations, thoughts on the kids’ book industry in general, and updates on my own books and events.
Did I mention I love kid’s books?
I believe you should dream one impossible thing a day. Who knows which one might come true.